[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Mkinitcpio replacement with Dracut

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Wed May 22 15:25:36 UTC 2019

Em maio 22, 2019 9:25 Jonas Witschel escreveu:
> On 2019-05-22 14:00, Giovanni Harting via arch-general wrote:
> Unfortunately this process currently only works for AMD, but not for
> Intel, since Arch Linux doesn't package the necessary files standalone:
> they are downloaded by intel-ucode and used to produce a CPIO image, but
> not added to /usr/lib/firmware/intel-ucode/ separately. If dracut
> becomes the default initramfs generator, this should be changed so that
> microcode updates work out of the box with dracut.

This is not a huge issue, if the microcode is passed alongside the initramfs
on the cmdline, like we have been doing.

We might also change the intel-ucode package, but it is not a requirement and
will not prevent the move to dracut.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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